The Hong Kong Observatory downgraded the typhoon signal for Talim, the first typhoon of the year, from Gale or Storm Signal No. 8 to Strong Wind Signal No. 3 at 4:20pm Monday. The observatory raised the T8 signal at 12:40 am on Monday.

The MTR has started increasing the frequency of its train departures and resumed its bus services once the T3 signal came into force.

A screenshot showing the path of Typhoon Talim in respect to Hong Kong on July 17, 2023.
The path of Typhoon Talim in respect to Hong Kong on July 17, 2023 (Screenshot from Hong Kong Observatory)

However, the check-in counters for the in-town check-in service at Hong Kong Station closed at 3pm instead of 6pm. The Cathay Pacific check-in counters reopened on July 5 after being closed for three years due to Covid-19.

The Star Ferry has will resume services on the Central-Tsim Sha Tsui and Wan Chai-Tsim Sha Tsui routes. Sun Ferry and Hong Kong Kowloon Ferry will resume services from 5.30pm onwards. The Discovery Bay and Park Island ferries to and from Central will also restart services from 4.40pm onwards.

For more information on Hong Kong’s typhoon signals and weather warnings, click here.

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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